Whoa! ‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler at the 2016 Emmys! The Republican presidential nominee took a lot of beatings that night, but this may have been the biggest one. Read on to find out everything Jill said about Donald.
“Jews were other-ized in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler, and right now Donald Trump is doing the same things,” Transparent creator Jill Soloway, 50, said to press backstage at the 2016 Emmys after accepting her award for Directing for a Comedy Series. “He’s other-izing people. He calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants; he blames muslims and Mexicans for our problems; he makes fun of disabled people. This is other-izing with a capital ‘O.'” Jill pressed on, extremely passionate about what she was saying, as this season of Transparent focused on the Holocaust and made her statements on the nominee “incredibly timely.”
“It has been used in our history before to start and win wars. He needs to be called out at every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes. He’s a complete dangerous monster, and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will,” the creator said. Jill certainly did not waste her chance to make her voice heard on the national stage!
Backing her up was the star of Transparent, and the night’s winner for actor in a comedy series, Jeffrey Tambor. “Ditto, ditto, ditto to everything Jill Soloway just said,” Jeffrey, who plays a transgender woman on the show, said in Jill’s defense. But Jill and Jeffrey weren’t alone in the fight against Donald that night, which began with host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue and didn’t let up until the credits rolled. So, it was a rough night for Donald, but a good one for freedom of speech.
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